RECIPE | 3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crust | cookithealthier.com

RECIPE | 3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crust

You know, sometimes things like this get overlooked as needing a healthier version. Though you might be like me and gravitate towards those beautifully packaged, pre-made graham cracker crusts at the store, just try out this recipe first!

I really love how this recipe turned out because the crust tastes just like a graham cracker. It has that soft crunch, slight sweetness and the perfect vehicle for moving deliciousness to your mouth.

The pre-made graham cracker crusts from the store tend to be a bit more crunchy and gritty (not that this is bad at all, I actually love these crusts too). So if you’re looking and expecting this type of texture with your crust, then this may not be the recipe for you right now. However, you might be pleasantly surprised how well this crust turns out!

As you can see, the crust isn’t as gritty as other versions of the crust either in the store or other recipes out there. I assume that’s because this isn’t made with any added butter or sugar.

Yup, that’s right, this crust includes no added sugar (other than what’s in the graham cracker already) and no added butter in an effort to keep this as healthy as possible.

You can of course go the route of making homemade graham crackers or buying other brands of graham crackers at the store, but I found that the Honey Maid brand had significantly less added sugars than other brands. I always call that a win, especially when they have these super convenient and easy packages of graham cracker crumbs. Skip the act of crushing crackers, unless of course you’re looking for a stress reliever. Hey, trust me I get it. It’s really nice to work out the stress of the day in the kitchen and sometimes ya just need to crush some crackers.

The crust comes out golden brown and delicious. Of course I did make this crust to use for a pie recipe I’m working on, but you’ll have to be patient with me on that one. The pie tastes SO GOOD, but I think it needs a few more tweaks before I unleash it to the world. So stay tuned. It actually might include some mini versions of this crust and I will be sure to update this post once I get that worked out!

In the mean time, if you’re looking to make a pie, then this crust is a healthy alternative that includes just 3 ingredients, adds some protein and takes just 20 minutes to whip up!

For all my WW (Weight Watchers) followers out there, a serving of the crust is just 2 points!

AuthorAshleyDifficultyBeginner

Yields8 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 1.50 cups graham cracker crumbs
 6 tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
 1 tsp vanilla extract

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a pie dish, use a little coconut oil to rub on the bottom and sides to prevent sticking.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, yogurt and vanilla until all the crumbs are moistened and have a play-doh like consistency. Then dumb the moistened crumb batter into your pie dish and begin pressing it to form the crust. I used a small measuring cup that I rubbed coconut oil onto to prevent sticking. Press it all around until it's evenly spread across the bottom and up the sides of your dish. Then you'll pop it into your oven to bake for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool 5 - 10 minutes before adding in any pie ingredients.

RECIPE | 3-ingredient graham cracker crust | cookithealthier.com

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 1.50 cups graham cracker crumbs
 6 tbsp vanilla greek yogurt
 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a pie dish, use a little coconut oil to rub on the bottom and sides to prevent sticking.

2

In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, yogurt and vanilla until all the crumbs are moistened and have a play-doh like consistency. Then dumb the moistened crumb batter into your pie dish and begin pressing it to form the crust. I used a small measuring cup that I rubbed coconut oil onto to prevent sticking. Press it all around until it's evenly spread across the bottom and up the sides of your dish. Then you'll pop it into your oven to bake for 15 minutes. Allow it to cool 5 - 10 minutes before adding in any pie ingredients.

RECIPE | 3-ingredient graham cracker crust | cookithealthier.com

3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crust

Mini 3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crusts//

Using the same ingredients, you can make this yummy crust into mini versions! In a greased cupcake pan, evenly divide the crust dough into 9 of the cupcake spots. Gently press the dough into the bottom and sides until it is spread out evenly. Then bake for just 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Mini 3-Ingredient Graham Cracker Crusts
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